On a recent trip to New York City a friend of mine made the comment that city officials seem to prioritize the needs of the city’s ultra-wealthy over those most reliant upon city services. In my time researching NYC’s service delivery mechanisms I’ve found this sentiment to be completely untrue.


Love these pictures by Stephen Wilkes. If you haven’t already, definitely check him out.

Consider quantum physics — wait, stay with me — the field’s foundation of knowledge is built on understanding the universe’s largest phenomena so we can better explain the small things. I’ll let Brian Greene’s recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert explain. …


This is the tenth, and final, post in a series of excerpts from my graduate research at Cornell University; each has been adapted for the purposes of this format. To read the full report, in all its technical glory, please visit my website.

Previous Topic: The City as a Platform

Times Square NYC — where the locals don’t go


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Previous Topic: Civic Engagement isn’t a Checkbox

Civic platform courtesy of Living Cities

As technology…


This is the eighth post in a series of excerpts from my graduate research at Cornell University; each has been adapted for the purposes of this format. To read the full report, in all its technical glory, please visit my website.

Previous Topic: The City Upon a Hill

I’m not one to push politics — but science is pretty great 🤓

“The last…


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Previous Topic: Your ‘Digital Awareness’ Is Worthless

Boston, Massachusetts

First stated…


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Previous Topic: Hybrid Placemaking in the City

Yeah, it…


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Previous Topic: Social Networks, Who Cares?

History has often…


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Previous Topic: Scaling Information within Social Networks

tl;dr

We observe…


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Previous Topic: Principles of Social Networking Theory

Yes, this is a thing (courtesy of www.cattime.com)

Have you…

Brian Rollison

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